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The events of Hexplore take place during the Crusades, ca. 1000 AD, portraying an alternate reality where magic and monsters exist. Players take the role of MacBride, an adventurer who wanders in the Middle East and decides to track down a black wizard called Garkham, who supposedly possesses a magical book that may open the path to the Garden of Eden.

The game incorporates role-playing and puzzle-solving elements. Up to three other characters can join MacBride on his quest, which can be recruited in various populated places. All the characters belong to either of the three available classes: archer, warrior, or sorcerer, each with their own combat-related and field abilities. Combat takes place in real time. Manipulation and advancement of the characters are needed to progress through the multiple levels of countryside, caves, snowlands and rocky wastelands. The game utilizes a voxel-based engine and is seen from an isometric perspective. Cooperative multiplayer mode (up to four players) is available as well.


Hexplore Windows (cutscene) Crusaders' camp. The cinematics are traditional 2D animation.
Hexplore Windows (intro) Title screen
Hexplore Windows Teleports help you save walking time. Note a map marker on the ground.
Hexplore Windows Right after casting rain of fire the magician dies in flames... better use protection spell next time!

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User Reviews

Simple addictive fun - more platform game than RPG Steve Hall (348) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Jun, 1998 8.1 out of 10 81
Svenska PC Gamer Jul, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Gamesmania.de 1998 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) May, 1998 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Jun 03, 1998 71 out of 100 71
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 20, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Game Over Online Jun 15, 1998 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Oct 04, 1998 6.9 out of 10 69
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 28, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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For us who want to play this game again!! 7 Narretz (1)
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Kic'N (4336) added Hexplore (Windows) on Feb 08, 2001
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